Interviews

Read below about some of the biggest artists in the business before they come to perform in Hong Kong and Macau.

Tell us a little bit about how you got started as a DJ / Producer? Who was your biggest
inspiration?


I started a few years back, as a result of playing at private parties for friends who said “you should do this professional” Before I knew it I was opening a brand new venue in London and became their resident DJ. My inspiration is people like Swedish House Mafia as they make big room housemusic accessible for all!


Tell us a little bit about how you got started as a DJ / Producer? Who was your biggest inspiration?
We’ve always loved house music, and up until a few years ago, were merely the kids at the front of the crowd for every show. All those times watching your favorite DJs play to thousands of people is truly an unforgettable experience, one that resonated so deeply within us that we knew we had to become just like them. Mixing music was the next step.


Tell us a little bit about how you got started as a DJ / Producer? Who was your biggest inspiration?
I wanted to be a DJ ever since heard a DJ Hype mix CD for the first time and saw a picture of him standing behind some decks. I was only about 13 years old at the time and I could not believe that he had mixed all this cool music on these old record players I thought only parents used!
 
I was also making tunes in my bedroom back then but it took many years before they sounded any good!


Tell us a little bit about how you got started as a DJ / Producer? Who was your biggest inspiration?
Probably in 1992 hearing Fabio and Grooverider on a recorded onto tape set from an event called 'Fantazia' at Castle Donnington, I was aged just 13 and hearing this energetic music being mixed together really excited me a lot and it definitely ignoted a big passion for the music.

Will this be your first time in Hong Kong? 
No, luckily its my 3rd time now :)


Tell us a little bit about how you got started as a DJ / Producer? Who was your biggest inspiration?

I felt in love with DJing in 1987 when I saw my uncle playing at a wedding. I was 11 years old. 2 years later, he stopped and gave me 2 turntables, a mixer and his record collection. From there, I've started to buy records and mix them together. My uncle and my father have been my biggest inspiration. They were listening to Supertramp, Gino Soccio, Abba, New Order, Michael Jackson, Queen, Human League, etc... And all the disco and synth pop from the 80's.


Tell us a little bit about how you got started as a DJ / Producer? Who was your biggest inspiration?

I think it has to be Fatboy Slim, Coldcut and DJ Yoda. I somehow had a bunch of copied CDs and minidiscs when i was a school (which wasnt that long ago). Fatboy Slim - gangsta trippin was on a now compilation, Coldcut was on a Ninja Tune cd i nicked from my dad's girlfriend and DJ Yoda was being passed around the school like a naked picture of a hot girl. i didnt really know how to describe the music and i still don't. That is the way I think about my music, I dont want you to be able to describe it, I just want you to watch a live show or listen to a track. oh yea... also Dr Dre - 2001 - that sh*t made me start producing for real!!!


hkclubbing.com got the chance to chat with Jaguar Skills before his first ever show in Hong Kong at FLY. Read on to find out what he thinks of Bruce Lee, what he got for Xmas from himself and of course what we can expect on the 11th February.


hkclubbing.com caught up with John Digweed before he performs at HYDE on the 16th December 2011. We asked him a few questions during his busy schedule.

hkclubbing: We heard there maybe a new Bedrock residency returning to London - announced but no details of who, where etc. Any bits of news you can share with us?
John Digweed: We are going to announce the full details next weekend I am very excited about getting back to a regular gig in London, The venue is great and I will be playing most of the night.


A common question I am sure, but I’ve got to ask, where does your name Gramophonedzie come from?
It was a practical joke. I used to play together with my friend Sasha, that’s how gramophonedzie started to live. We played party for friends and we were dressed like 2guys from our very old and very popular 1960’s tv show called ‘’Kamiondzije’’which means‘’truck(lorry) drivers’’. Someone on the party mentioned that as a joke. So I just needed few seconds to mash-up Gramophones and Kamiondzie = Gramophonedzie. That’s the story.

What was your greatest influence growing up (musically or otherwise)?

I had influences from many , many different musicians. I love to listen all kinds of music and I think this diversity brought me to experiment with music. I was really into everything from Hard metal to classical music.


International DJ, Model, (Record & Fashion) Label Boss, all round Globetrotter and born in Hong Kong, Scarlett Etienne is hkclubbing.com’s kind of girl. We sit down and chat with Scarlett ahead of her gig on 24th September.


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